Select Oyster Bar
Food & Wine America's Best New Wine Bars, Boston Mag Best New Restaurant & Best Wine Program, Improper Bostonian Best Seafood.
After 15 minutes past reservation time, we may seat your table. Please call us if you are running a bit late.
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roasted tomatillo, chimichurri, blistered snap peas, cilantro
Maine Lobster Salad
snow peas, cashews, radishes, napa cabbage, kale, thai style dressing
swiss chard, roasted sweet potatoes, pearl onions, crispy shallots
The noise level was so bad you could not carry on a conversation. They crowded so many people into a small room you could not walk to the rest room . The food is not special. One waiter to take care of the whole room, and he was the best part of the dining experience.
I will No longer trust the reviews on open table.
Everything was wonderful and the experience was perfect for an afternoon.
Father’s Day lunch. The food was great, although extremely expensive. Most expensive lunch we’ve had in a while. If you get a platter that should fill you up. There were three of us and we got the Gloucester seafood platter and we each got a starter. I would have been fine with just the platter.
Food is great and our service was awesome as well! We loved the cute outdoor seating and drinks were delicious.
Loved everything about the place. Sat at the bar and the bartender was very knowledgeable about the oysters. My boyfriend and I were visiting Boston to try oysters and had a wonderful experience. Also tried some of the appetizers which were all outstanding. Would highly recommend.
Best oysters in Boston!
Amazing experience … over the top delicious food … friendly staff! Our meal was absolutely incredible. The anchovies toast took me RIGHT back to Spain and the Clams were TO DIE FOR!!! I also had the whole roasted sea bream and it was stunning. My hubby enjoyed the oysters and crab claws and said they were amazing! My Negroni and special Rioja were over the top and rounded out the experience. This was not a cheap night, but worth every penny to have such an incredible meal in such a quaint and beautiful spot. This made our trip and was the perfect date night.
Good oysters but did not like the waitresses recommendation, salty and nasty. I like a tasty oyster. That might be on me lol. Overall good experience but not the best in Boston.
Wonderful food and fantastic service. Can’t wait to come back
Great food - the oysters, shrimp, crudo, ceviche, everything was excellent! Service was great (thanks Elizabeth!) and we had a wonderfully relaxed and enjoyable meal. Great wine list too! We will be back
Amazing blue fin crudo special.
As usual great octopus w cilantro and greens; and light tasty beets salad.
Mussels were good but a bit spicier than usual.
Service is always amazing ( and tip already included on bill)
Always the freshest and tastiest seafood in the Backbay
Great selection of oysters. The oysters were excellent. Would return again.
The service was excellent and I look forward to going back
AMAZING as always!!! Best food and service in Boston!!!
Great service! Friendly severs and helpful. My daughter did not feel well so the 2 of us had to leave. The staff made sure she was fine and helped us through everything. They sent our dinner home with the other 2 that stayed from our party.
Food was excellent
I love the vibe and the wait staff are super mellow and they knowledgeable. My entree was a little salty in not the right direction, but overall good. A bit pricey for every item. Nice wine selections.
Food so uniquely fresh and good it was well worth whatever it cost.
Came for the food/cocktails/wine list(excellent) but will return for the service. Thanks guys!
Great raw bar and restaurant. Amazing vibe and service. One of my favorite places in Boston
Amazing fresh seafood! A little pricey and wish the cocktail list was a little more expansive, but overall very good food.
The freshest fish I ever had!!! Excellent, excellent!
I love select oyster. Best lobster salad ever
Order Arctic char medium - was rather underdone - but do not like to send food back - took leftovers home and will cook a bit more.
Absolutely loved it, perfect stop for some in town oysters and some vino! Thanks to the team for making our experience such a pleasure.
Welcoming staff, hospitality off the Charts, great wine recommendation (the cheapest on the menu!) , and overall a lovely time out. My wife and I try to go here at least 2x a year and even went outside dining during pandemic (one of only a few experiences ) and can’t say enough about it.
Great food, service a bit slow but wonderful server
Delicious food and great experience. Highly recommend!
The food was so fresh and the tastes were all so interesting. It was an amazing dining experience.
My fave in Boston! Excellent food, nice ambiance. Can’t wait for my next dinner
One of the best meals I’ve had out. Oysters were delicious and loved the homage to Steve Zissou all over the restaurant!
Great service and better food! We enjoyed it very much! Thank you
Gina was a delight, And the Arctic char and halibut were fantastic.
Incredible quality of seafood and salt water martini was to die for
Amazing fresh seafood. The staff was extremely helpful. Cannot wait to go back!
Great oyster variety!
Excellent Oysters and the entrees were awesome. Great atmosphere and vibe! Gloucester Street is tucked between Boylston Street and Newbury Street in Back Bay. Good for a date night or friends get together.
Outdoor seating on Gloucester, but we had a table in front of the bar with great ventilation from the entryway. Super fresh tasting raw fish and oysters - pristine and delicious. To accommodate demand versus seating supply, they politely kept us to our allotted time at the table - easy to abide by that rule during what are hopefully the waning days of COVID.
Almost like French service, so many servers filling in besides our order waitress! Very good business model, i.e. no waiting for second glass of wine or the check. All servers were exceptional, as well as the food & wine. Husband swears best Negroni cocktail ever. Made early rez and procured lovely window table inside, but outside and bar seating looked inviting and comfortably spaced.
Quality of food was outstanding and service was very good.
You can order delivery directly from Select Oyster Bar using the Order Online button. Select Oyster Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (857) 239-8064.
Select Oyster Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 1267 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.